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Darren Fletcher brushes off Swansea fans' vicious taunts

Albion skipper Darren Fletcher claims Swansea City supporters chanted abuse about his illness during last night's 1-1 draw at the Hawthorns.


Fletcher heard supporters shouting insults about his health late in the first half, after he appealed to the referee for a corner while Swans midfielder Ki Sung-yeung lay injured.

The South Korean was eventually taken off with concussion after lengthy treatment.

Fletcher suffers from ulcerative colitis, a chronic bowel disease for which he underwent surgery in 2013.

But the Scotland international shrugged off the abuse as being just "part of the game".

"I didn't see their player was injured and I was complaining that it should've been a corner to us," said Fletcher.

"Their fans then gave me a bit of stick about my illness.

"It's part and parcel of the game, the West Brom fans gave me a bit of support back so I gave them a clap back.

"I was asking for a corner and they (Swansea fans) took exception as their lad had what looked like a serious injury, but I didn't see him.

"I didn't see the frustrations. It's part of the game, I'm big enough to accept it, it's fine by me, doesn't bother me one bit."

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